Date of Award

1-1-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

English

First Advisor

Eleanor McNees

Keywords

Leslie Stephen, memoir, narrative, Virginia Woolf

Abstract

By examining two memoirs written by Virginia Woolf and one memoir written by her father, Leslie Stephen, along with Woolf's novel, To the Lighthouse, I will investigate the memoir genre, particularly in the context of understanding a shared history. These four texts provide a means of analyzing how texts form a discourse and what can be learned when conversational roles are determined. By grouping these four works together, one can better understand the rich genre of memoir, while also getting a glimpse of the powerful complexity and narrative intricacies of the Woolf/Stephen family conversation.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Kirsten Marie Thoming

File size

75 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Literature, British and Irish literature

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